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  • Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]

    Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]
    Cities around the world are working to revitalize brownfield sites — areas where redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by some kind of contaminant — particularly in former waterfront industrial zones, where there is often the greatest...
  • Under Armour CEO backs bid to turn Recreation Pier into hotel

    Under Armour CEO backs bid to turn Recreation Pier into hotel
    A development group backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank could breathe new life into a stalled plan to transform the landmark and long-vacant Recreation Pier in Fells Point into a luxury hotel. A representative of Sagamore Development LLC presented...
  • Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill

    Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill
    A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments. Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been...
  • Harris Jones, Malone made $285,000 lobbying city in 2013

    Harris Jones, Malone made $285,000 lobbying city in 2013
    The power couple of Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone once again topped lobbying totals in Baltimore last year, bringing in $285,000 for their work in the city — nearly double what businesses paid them a year before. Lobbying forms reviewed by The...
  • City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point

    City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point
    City officials on Monday will consider issuing $35 million in bonds for the massive Harbor Point development — among the final steps before construction can begin on the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Such bond issues by the city's Board of...
  • City left holding the bag [Letter]

    The proposed 10-cent bag fee that the Baltimore City Council will vote on next week is a bad idea ("City may impose 10-cent bag fee," Jan. 22). Giving merchants a 3-cents-per-bag cut in the new revenue is an even worse idea. Councilman James B. Kraft...
  • Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site

    Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site
    The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department. The 2.8 million-...
  • BGE to host meeting on Southeast Baltimore outages

    BGE to host meeting on Southeast Baltimore outages
    The cause of days-long power outages in Southeast Baltimore earlier this summer and the work by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to prevent future problems will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by BGE officials in Fells Point on Monday, according...
  • Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing

    Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing
    After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development. In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
  • Committee investigating speed camera audit to meet next week

    Committee investigating speed camera audit to meet next week
    A City Council committee investigating a secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system will begin its work next week. The Judiciary Committee will meet at 11 a.m. next Tuesday to determine how to proceed, officials said. Committee Chairman James Kraft...
  • Proposed panhandling ban to be scaled back

    Proposed panhandling ban to be scaled back
    Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far. Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...
  • Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year

    Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year
    Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the...